Todd E. Mlsna was born and raised in southern Michigan. He is a Professor in the Mississippi State University Chemistry Department, where he teaches analytical and environmental chemistry. His bachelor’s degree is from Albion College and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas. His graduate work focused on synthetic organic fluorine chemistry, as did his postdoctoral work at Clemson University. From 1994 to 1998 he worked at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, D.C., on the development of absorbent polymer-film- based chemical sensors. In February 2003, Dr. Mlsna founded Seacoast Science, a private chemical sensor company, and served as president for six years. He joined the chemistry faculty at Mississippi State University in 2009. His current research is focused on miniature chemical sensor systems, water remediation and soil amendment using byproducts from the biofuel generation industry.